Ontario TBF Dream Team Rally a BIG Hit with 33 Teams; Marrocco and Grigull Win on Georgian Bay

Ponca City, Okla. (June 27, 2012) — The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail announced today, Peter Marrocco and Oliver Grigull, from Ontario are the first Dream Team Rally Champions for the Canada Bass Angler’s Federation, (CBAF) Dream Team Rally event on Georgian Bay out of Port Severn, Ontario.  “Our first place team walks away with a $2,000 prize package, including cash, paid entry fees and a travel stipend to go with their invitation to the 2013 TBF Dream Team National Championship Rally,” CBAF President, Rick Weatherill, stated.  “The event went really great, and every team caught a limit of bass. We can’t wait to host another one!”

The CBAF Dream Team event awarded the top three teams an invitation to advance to the 2013 TBF Dream Team National Championship Rally.  The second place team was Pete Bartonek and Ryan Susanna with 19.59 lbs.  Finishing in third and receiving the final invitation was Tom Hardy and Eric Luzak with 18.81 lbs.  In total, the event paid out cash and prizes to 1st – 6th place and two big bass awards.  The first and second place big bass awards went to the teams of Todd Crowley and Derek Brzezicki and Rick Weatherill and Sean McLaughlin. Dream Team event payouts and advancements are based on number of boats, with a 10 boat minimum to host an event. ALL interested TBF clubs and TBF affiliated federations can go online to register.  There’s no limit on how many you can host or fish for a chance to advance to a national dream “vacation” event on a famous fishery with a national prize pool and payouts deep to the field.

“It was great to be able to fish with a friend; the camaraderie fishing with a friend was a great thing for us,” Grigull said. “We caught some good fish, and we had a big largemouth and a big smallmouth that really anchored our bag.”  Their winning stringer weighed in at 20.68 lbs.  “This was a great event,” Marrocco stated.  “I mean its Tuesday, and we had 33 teams compete.  It just shows you the passion for the format; go TBF and congratulations dream team.”

TBF Dream Team Rallies are designed to fill a void not only in the federation but also the fishing industry.  Fish no-hassle events close to home; fish with who you want, when you want, where you want. Challenge your neighboring TBF affiliated club to bring 10 boats or more and host your very own TBF Dream Team qualifying event!  Roughly 20% of entries will be paid onsite, plus two big fish awards.  Every first place team of a sanctioned event (based on # of boats possibly 1st-5th) is invited to attend the TBF Dream Team National Championship. Every first place team (based on # of boats possibly 1st-3rd) will receive a “qualifying team” travel award stipend upon arrival at the championship to help offset the cost of mileage, lodging and boat gas.  The national champion team will walk away with Ranger Boat Dream Rig!  Register to host an event anytime, anywhere in the US, or Canada sign up to compete or do both!  There’s no limit on how many you can host or fish; so get started now!

TBF’s Dream Team Rally is an extensive program with much more to offer; mostly it’s about fishing and fun.  For full details go to bassfederation.com, and click the Dream Team link, or email/call Lauren at lauren@bassfederation.com or TBF National Office, 580.765.9031.

About The Bass Federation, Inc.

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years.  Visit bassfederation.com, www.highschoolfishing.org